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You're invited to RC Willey's Sushi night

Posted by Andie on November 29, 2009

I love sushi.  So much.  It's a guilty pleasure for me.  I haven't always felt this way though- To be honest, my first experience with sushi was not so pleasant.  It was at a little hole in the wall dive, that looked pretty sketchy.  It was gross going down, but I kept eating thinking it would start tasting better.  Didn't happen.  Unfortunately for me, after the whole affair, it really didn't sit well.  All of that raw fish came back up later that night, and it was then that I silently vowed that I would never do sushi again.

About a year later, I was going on a blind date.  On the way to the restaurant he told me that we were going to be eating sushi.  My heart sunk.  I told him that I'd had a really bad experience with sushi in the past, in hopes that he'd let me pick a different restaurant.  No such luck.  He didn't care.  At this point, I felt like punching him in the face.  I really didn't care about impressing this guy, and I was so not excited to be puking up my guts again.  We got to the restaurant and I was starving.  I didn't really have a choice at this point and so I was forced to try sushi ONE more time. 

You know what happened?  I LOVED it.  I couldn't get enough.  I started eating at sushi joints regularly, and its become a favorite for me.  I guess good things really can come from awful blind dates. 

Case in point: Sushi can be an aquired taste for people.  If you aren't already a sushi fanatic, you might have to try it a couple of times before you love it, but don't give up!  It's the best!

RC Willey is going to give sushi lovers, and non-sushi lovers alike in the Salt Lake City, UT area a chance to indulge!

 

You are invited to an evening of food and entertainment at

RC Willey South Salt Lake Store AND RC Willey Taylorsville Store

Wednesday, Dec. 2

6:00-7:30pm

Simply Sushi, one of my very favorite Sushi places in SLC (in fact I went there for lunch today), will be there doing sushi making demonstrations, which means free sushi tastings for you and me!! 

Along with delicious sushi, there will be a 32-Inch Flat Panel TV giveaway, and RC Willey will pay the Sales Tax on any purchase (of at least $599) made between 5:30-9:00 that evening.

So mark your calenders.  I'll see you at the sushi bar.

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RC Willey's Black Friday Reveal

Posted by Andie on November 25, 2009

Happy Black Friday, Folks!  For those of you that are planning your Friday festivities, here's a sneak peak of what you can expect from our Black Friday Ad.

Drum roll please.......................................

Check out just a few of the sweet deals! For the complete ad visit www.rcwilley.com Wednesday at midnight to see all of our incredible offers.

Black Friday Specials

See you Friday!

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Andie on November 20, 2009

"We seldom think of what we have but always of what we lack" -Arthur Schopenhauer

At one point during my college career, I was feeling pretty low in the dumps.  Things hadn't worked out with a guy I'd been dating, and Senior year was almost over and I still wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life.  One night I was complaining to my best friend Miriam about how awful my life was.  She must have realized how ridiculous and self-centered I was being, because the next day, before class she handed me a blank notebook.  She told me that this was my new "Ten Best" journal, where every day I would write down the ten best things that happened in my day, or ten things I was grateful for. 

At first, I began writing my "Ten Best" list each day out of obligation, but soon it wasn't a chore at all.   That little book literally changed the way I looked at the world around me.  It became a fixture in my life, and I carried it around with me everywhere I went. I became so much happier. Sometimes the ten best included meaningful occurances in my own personal life, and sometimes it was simply an act of kindness I had observed or an awkward encounter that made me laugh.  I quickly realized that I had a whole lot to be thankful for.  Miriam helped me to see that wonderful things were happening every single day in my life, sometimes I just had to dig a little deeper to find them.

"Thankfulness does wonders for the soul.  All we need to do is ask ourselves what's getting our attention.  When we focus on what's right instead of what's wrong, life improves considerably." - Hal Urban

Happy Thanksgiving.  I hope you all enjoy the Macy's Day Parade, the football games, the parties, the delicious feasts, and the afternoon naps.  Don't let the holiday slip away without taking a few moments to ponder on your blessings, or to make your own "Ten Best" list.  Because if you're like me, you've got a lot to be thankful for.

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Thanksgiving Recipe Contest- Updated with your recipes!

Posted by Andie on November 19, 2009

With my very favorite holiday just one week away, I'm gearing up!  To me, there is seriously nothing better than being surrounded by my family, and delicious eats..... All Day Long!  So, in preparation for this blessed day, I want your help.

I need your recipes!  I want to know what dishes make your mouth water this time of year! Simply email me (andie@rcwilley.com) your favorite Thanksgiving or Autumn recipe, and I'll send the first 25 of you a coupon that can be used at any of our locations to pick up a Free 14 Piece Knife Set!  I'll be posting some of the tastiest recipes I receive so that all of you can try them out too. Thanks for sharing, everyone! Here's one from me to you: the best candied yams EVER.....


 

Aunt Jackie's Yam & Apple Casserole

Boil & Peel 3-5 medium sized yams, then slice.  Peel and slice 6 apples (preferably Jonathan).

Alternate Yams and Apples in a buttered 9x13, pouring sauce after apple layer ( there will be about 2 layers of each). 

Sauce

1 cup brown sugar

3 Tablespoons Corn Starch in 1/2 cup cold water

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1 1/2 cups water

Juice of 1 Lemon

1/3 - 1/2 cups butter

Cook Sauce mixture on the stove until thick. 

Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.  Enjoy!!

 

 

Now, for a few great Seasonal recipes from our Readers...... (Thanks to everyone that has sent in a  recipe, they all look delicious!  Keep sending them in, I've got more knife sets for you!)

 

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Vegetables in a Cloud- from Kari

2 Tbs Butter
1 cup chopped onion
3 cups broccoli (in bite sized pieces)
3 cups cauliflower (in bite sized pieces)
2-3 carrots cut into small strips
15 oz. water chestnut (drained)
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup grated medium cheddar cheese
Parmesan cheese

Steam veggies to crisp tender. Saute onions in butter. Combine veggies & sauted onions. Place in a baking dish, sprinkle with Seasoned Salt. Whip 1 cup heavy cream until stiff. Fold in 3/4 cup mayonnaise & 1 cup grated cheese. Spoon cream mixture over veggies. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until light brown

 

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Pumpkin Bars- from DeEtte

1 ¾ c. sugar
1 c. oil (can substitute half of oil with applesauce)
4 eggs
2 c. canned pumpkin (1 - 15 oz. can)
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. salt
2 c. flour

Beat sugar, oil, eggs & pumpkin together until smooth. Mix dry ingredients and blend with pumpkin mixture. Bake in greased 12x18 jelly roll pan for 20-25 minutes at 350°. Cool and frost.


Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. cream cheese
½ c. butter
1 T. vanilla
3 c. powdered sugar

Beat until smooth. Add small amount of milk if too thick.

Carmel Frosting

Melt ½ c. butter in large saucepan.
Stir in 1 c. packed brown sugar and ¼ tsp. salt.
Cook over low heat about 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly until smooth.
Add ¼ c. milk - stir until mixture comes to a boil.
Remove from heat and blend in 2 ½ c. powdered sugar.
Add 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix well. Thin with small amount of milk if necessary.


*Very good with either frosting (I prefer the cream chees

 

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Dad's Stuffing- from Dave

15 C Broken toasted white bread (2 loaves)
1 1/2 t Salt
1 1/2 t Ground Thyme
1 1/2 t Ground Sage
1/2 t Course Gnd Blk Pepper
1 Turkey Neck
2 C Chopped Onions
2 C Celery Finely Chopped
1/2 C Melted Butter
1/2 t Oregano
8 oz Slivered Almonds

Directions:

Cook neck in water to make 1/4 Cup of Broth

Mix ingredients and pour on broth. Stuff in turkey or cook down on stove.


 

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Who Likes Bargains?

Posted by Andie on November 17, 2009

Anyone out there like bargains?  You'll like this then.

Yesterday CNNMoney produced an interesting article discussing Flatscreen TV Price Wars for the upcoming holiday season.  The article claimed that now is the time to purchase a 32-inch to 37-inch LCD TV because of the great prices around.  A consumer electronics expert said that he's already seeing 32-inch LCD Models that are typically $500 or more, for under $400.

Now I am by no means a television expert, but I'm a girl that understands and appreciates a good deal.  My mother certainly taught me the value of bargain shopping.  I pulled up the RC Willey website after reading the article, wondering where we stood on the price scale in regard to LCD TV's.  I must admit I was surprised when I found that we've got a 32-inch LCD TV for a whopping $299! I'm not even joking. $299!

That's way better than 'under $400', don't you think?  Maybe CNNMoney should have done a little more homework.

Check it out yourself!

 

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6 Simple Ways to Spice Up Your Kitchen for Cheap!

Posted by Andie on November 11, 2009

Does your kitchen need an update, but you don't have the time or money to do a complete makeover?  With these simple, inexpensive, do-it yourself suggestions, you can transform your dull, lifeless kitchen into your new favorite room in the house! 

 

 

1. A little new hardware goes a long way...

 - Invest in new kitchen cabinet hardware.  Despite what you might think, you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for it.  This can be a low-cost way to liven things up a whole lot! You don't have to totally re-do your kitchen cabinets to give your kitchen a face lift, but with new hardware you might even fool people into thinking you did!

 

 

2. Color, Color, Color!!

- If new hardware alone isn't going to do the trick of beautifying those cabinets, you might consider painting them.  Soft cream, white and black are always classic choices, but if you want more flavor you could go for a butter yellow or sage green.  While you have your paintbrush out, pick a new color for the walls- it will do wonders in giving your kitchen new life!

 

 

 3. Cover those floors!

- Replacing your old shabby, worn-out kitchen rugs is essential.  Throw a new rug under your kitchen table or get smaller rugs to put next to the sink and the fridge, and you've basically got yourself a brand new, fresh kitchen.

 

 

4. It's the little things that count....

 - Still need more to give your kitchen a suitable makeover?  You might want to contemplate switching up the little things- like the kitchen faucet, door handles, and light fixtures.  You can find these items at an affordable price, and you'll be amazed at the difference.

 

 

 5. Accessorize!

 - Start adding new and fun accessories to give your kitchen more personality.  Be creative!  There are no rules here...  Add clocks, mirrors, and picture frames to the walls, and get some hanging plants or herb pots to bring greenery to the room.  Consider slip covers for your chairs, and bright table cloths for a splash of color and charm.

 

6. Turn on the oven!

- One of the easiest ways to spice things up is to start baking. It doesn't matter if it's home-made chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin bread, or a frozen lasagna... delicious smells can do wonders for a room.  Hate baking? Let a pot of potpourri simmer on the stove or try burning seasonal candles. Your kitchen will be warmer, cozier, and friendlier... don't be surprised if it becomes the new hot spot in your home!

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Who Are We?

Posted by Andie on November 9, 2009

RC Willey has always been known for its large selection, excellent customer service, timely delivery, in store credit, being closed on Sundays, free hot dogs, and traditional family values.  What started out as a small family business, has evolved over the years into the largest furniture dealer west of the Mississippi!

RC Willey emerged from a small farming community, Syracuse, Utah in the early 1930's.

Rufus Call Willey started selling Hotpoint Brand appliances door-to-door in 1932.  Employed by the local electric company, he conducted his small appliance business from the back of his red pick-up truck on the side.  To guarantee customer satisfaction while electricity was still so new, Willey would lend out appliances for a week so that people could try them out.  His business continued to grow, and in 1950 he built his first store, right next door to his home in Syracuse. 

In 1954, Willey left the company due to terminal cancer and left it in the hands of his son-in-law, William Child.  He, along with his brother Sheldon, worked over the next 40 years to grow and expand the business.  Multiple stores were built along the Wasatch Front, and RC Willey became the most outstanding, well-known Home Furnishings retailer in the state of Utah.

In HFD--The Weekly Home Furnishings Newspaper, company executives credited RC Willey's success to three factors: an eye for expansion, focus on the middle segment of the market, and dedication to customer satisfaction.

In 1995 RC Willey was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., one of the most prominent, admired companies in the world, owned and managed by investment guru Warren Buffet. 

Today, we have 13 stores located in Utah, Nevada, California, and Idaho, providing our customers with choices in furniture, electronics, appliances, mattresses, flooring, and more.  We might not do business in the back of a pick-up truck anymore, but we are still committed to value, excellence, and customer satisfaction.   

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